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Complete Idiot's Guide® to
Gluten-Free Cooking
by Jean Duane, Alternative Cook
ISBN 9781615640560

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Gluten is associated with numerous chronic illnesses, and for those who need or want to eat gluten-free, preparing one's favorite foods has been difficult, until now. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Gluten-Free Cooking makes it easy to prepare delicious gluten-free meals and to make substitutions in one's favorite recipes. Also included are tips for baking gluten-free, arguably the most difficult part of going gluten-free. Most recipes contain five steps or fewer.

In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Gluten-Free Cooking, readers will find:

  • Over 200 delicious recipes generously covering every meal of the day, especially breakfast, with recipes for pancakes and waffles
  • Numerous breads, buns, biscuits, muffins, and even cracker recipes
  • Recipes for pizza crust, pasta, noodles, dumplings, and stuffing
  • One flour mix used for all recipes - to save hours of time
  • Dessert recipes, including cakes, cupcakes, piecrust, brownies, cookies, bars, crepes, and blintzes
  • Resources for finding gluten-free off-the-shelf foods
  • Dairy-free alternatives, because gluten and dairy intolerance often go hand in hand
  • Menu plans for everyday and all occasions including Thanksgiving Dinner, Holidays and Brunches to make meal planning fast.
Sections of the book include:
The Basics of the Gluten-Free Diet
Breakfast, Brunches and Breads
Lunches, Soups and Snacks
What's for Dinner?
Great Salads and Sides
Desserts and Sweets  

Jean Duane, Alternative Cook, LLC produces instructional DVDs (Chocolate, Mexican, Italian and Kids’ Meals), video streams ( and Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook. She shows how to cook without gluten, dairy and other food-allergens. She has produced several spots for Comcast’s Video on Demand, made television appearances on PBS and has been a featured speaker at the 2009 and 2010 International Association for Culinary Professionals’ Conferences. She has developed recipes for Betty Crocker and for Beautiful Sweets bakery and is featured in the Better Homes and Gardens 2010 Christmas Cookies publication. A regular speaker and magazine writer, she won Kiplinger’s "Dream in You" contest in 2006.

Excerpts and recipes are available for reprint, and Jean Duane is available for interview. Please contact us today to schedule.

For more info on:
Bake Deliciously Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook
Or on our Instructional DVDs
(Chocolate, Mexican, Kids' Meals and Italian)
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